Daily Masses will continue to be held in the Chapel until Monday, September 25.

Welcome to Saint Mary Parish

Click here for photos of the Sanctuary painting project.


Adult Education Series for Fall
Presented by Father John Perricone, Iona University
Tuesdays, September 19, 26 and October 3
at 7:30pm in the Hitchcock Room

Sacred Architecture: The Creed in Stone, Light and Color

   Man not only possesses a soul, but a body. Recognizing this, the Church understands that Christ's truth must attract not only the mind, but also the senses. She does this by surrounding the faithful with beauty, for beauty ravishes the senses and leads to wonder. Sacred beauty leads to wonder at the Supernatural. So, it is that Church constructs beautiful Churches, that their beauty might reflect the beauty of the Son of God.  This series will explore the reason why some buildings are called sacred. It will then look at the two thousand years of the Church's life and observe how the churches she built trumpet the Glorious Majesty of Christ.

Next topic—Gothic as the asceticism of the Transcendent?
This form of church architecture appears at the beginning of the 11th century. It is the indisputed jewel of the Middle Ages. It touches the face of God through a majestic though severe artistic expression that matches its pure desire for union with God. Its climax is reached is Chartres, Rouen and Notre Dame.


Sung Vespers for the
Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel

On Friday, September 29th at 7:30 in the evening,
we will celebrate Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer)
in Latin for the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel.
The Psalms will be sung in Gregorian Chant and
followed by Benediction of the
Most Blessed Sacrament.


Candlelight Rosary Procession

   On Monday, October 2 at 7:30pm, we will have an outdoor candlelight rosary procession to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary followed by a short meditation and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
   Many graces and favors are granted to those who pray the Rosary.
   Please join us as we honor the Mother of God and the Patroness of our Parish. In case of rain, the procession will be in the Church.

 

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Saint Mary Guild Meeting

Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00pm in the Hitchcock Room of the
Parish Center. Our guest for the evening will be Renee Carlson, who will
entertain us with her harmonicas. You are sure to enjoy this fun evening.
Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!


A Marian Concert
Sunday, October 8 at 4:00pm

   St. Mary cantor and soprano soloist, Marjorie Donalds, along with St. Mary organist, Allen Blehl, will present a concert of Marian music to celebrate the month of October, which is dedicated to the Holy Rosary.
   They will be joined by our professional choir section leaders: Ernest Zalamea and Julian Whitley, who will be performing works by Mozart, Bach, Schubert, and more.
   Come and enjoy beautiful music, inspired by Our Lady. The concert is free, and all are encouraged to attend.


Latin Mass for October

Our next Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be on Friday, October 13
at 7:30pm. It is the Liturgical Feast of Saint Edward the Confessor and also
the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady's last apparition at Fatima.
Rosary and Benediction will follow Mass.


Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord!
Rehearshals for all choirs begin on Thursday, September 14.

   Our ADULT CHOIR is made up of volunteers and professionals who have a shared love of music and liturgy and are devoted to enhancing the worship of the parishioners through sung prayer.
In addition to singing every Sunday at the 10:30 Mass, the choir presents an annual Christmas Concert and sings for all the Solemnities and important Feast days of the church year. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30pm.
   Our YOUTH CHOIR is open to all children in grades 3 through 8. The program develops musical skills such as part-singing and vocal development, with an emphasis on learning the traditional music of the church. The youth choir sings at the 9:00am Mass every Sunday as well as at the annual Christmas concert. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00pm.
   Our CHERUB CHOIR is for children in grades K through 2. The program introduces music fundamentals and singing. The cherubs sing twice a month at the 9:00am Mass as well as at the annual Christmas concert. Children will rehearse on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:00pm. Children in Grades K and 1 must be accompanied by a parent at rehearsals.   
   Our choir season runs from September to June. New members are always welcome! To register, click here.


Daily Mass in the Summer

   Each summer we celebrate our daily Masses in the Chapel in order to save on our air conditioning bill.
   Daily Masses will continue to be held in the Chapel until Monday, September 25.


Are you tired of using old-fashioned envelopes? Would you like to make sure your weekly donation helps your parish even if you're away? We can now accept donations through your Credit or Debit Card! You can also donate electronically from your checking or savings account! Easy online account setup!

For FAQs about Online Giving, click here.
For more details, click
here.


Safe Environment Re-Certification
For Clergy, Religious Sisters/Brothers, Employees or Volunteers

     The Diocese of Bridgeport is renewing its commitment to and strengthening of our Safe Environment programs. Please click here for Bishop Caggiano's letter.
     If you attended a VIRTUS training in the past, you have an online account. Contact
Elva Giuliani, 203.869.9393, if you need instructions on how to access your account
or click 
here. If you're new to volunteering at St. Mary you will need to attend a live VIRTUS session. Click here for instructions on how to create a VIRTUS account and view upcoming classes.
     If you are a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Usher, Catechist, Choir member, Homebound Minister or volunteer in any capacity, you are required to attend/renew your VIRTUS training, background check, and policy acknowledgments. 
     If you have any questions or need your password reset, contact Elva Giuliani at 203.869.9393.


Visit the Society of St. Hugh of Cluny
website for a review of our Rorate Mass. Click here.
For Epiphany Mass, click here.
Also, visit New Liturgical Movement website here.
For the Visit of the Relic of Saint John Vianney, visit NLM 
here.
Click here for the Pontifical Mass with His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke.


We Want Your EMAIL Address!!

   We would like to start sending information about upcoming parish events via email. In order to do this we need to update our files and include the email addresses of our parishioners.
   Cards are provided on the tables in the vestibule of the Church. Please print clearly and drop the cards in the collection basket during Mass. Or click on CONTACT tab above and "Contact Us" us with the info. Thank You!


Devotions

Most Catholics know that May is the Month of Mary and October is dedicated to the Rosary. Many do not realize that the Church proposes different devotions for each month in order to assist us in our spiritual lives. Below you will find listed the devotion suggested for all 12 months.

January - The Holy Name and Childhood of Jesus
February - The Holy Family
March - St. Joseph
April - The Blessed Sacrament
May - Mary
June - Sacred Heart of Jesus
July - The Precious Blood
August - Immaculate Heart of Mary
September - Seven Dolours (Sorrows) of Mary
October - The Holy Rosary
November - Poor Souls in Purgatory
December - The Immaculate Conception


Broadcast of the Final Celebration Mass

​Bishop Caggiano's
Pastoral Letter

 


Miraculous Mary Statue

View our photos of the installation of the beautiful marble statue
of Our Lady 
of the Miraculous Medal donated by two very generous parishioners. Bishop Caggiano blessed the statue.

 

Daily Mass Schedule 

Monday thru Friday
7:00am and 12:05pm
Saturday 8:00am

Sunday Mass Schedule

7:00, 9:00, 10:30am,
12:15 and 5:15pm
Saturday Vigils: 4:00, and 7:30pm (Spanish)

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
9:00-3:00pm

Confessions - Saturday
2:45-3:45pm in Chapel

Baptisms - Sunday 1:30pm

Upcoming Events

Sep 25

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Monday, 11:00 AM

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Time: Monday, 11:00 AM
  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Sep 26

Adult Formation Series

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Adult Formation Series
Time: Tuesday, 7:30 PM
  Sacred Architecture: The Creed in Stone, Light and Color presented by Father John Perricone, Iona University.
Sep 28

Cherub Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, 5:30 PM

Cherub Choir Rehearsal
Time: Thursday, 5:30 PM
  Grades K thru 2. Rehearsal, accompanied by a parent, in Room D of the Parish Center.
Sep 28

Youth Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, 6:00 PM

Youth Choir Rehearsal
Time: Thursday, 6:00 PM
  Grades 3 thru 8. Rehearsal in Room D of the Parish Center.
Sep 28

Adult Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, 7:30 PM

Adult Choir Rehearsal
Time: Thursday, 7:30 PM
  Rehearsals in Room D.
Sep 29

Vespers for the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel

Friday, 7:30 PM

Vespers for the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel
Time: Friday, 7:30 PM
  Solemn Vespers and Benediction
Oct 2

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Monday, 11:00 AM

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Time: Monday, 11:00 AM
  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Oct 2

Candlelight Rosary Procession

Monday, 7:30 PM

Candlelight Rosary Procession
Time: Monday, 7:30 PM
  Candlelight Rosary Procession (weather permitting)
Oct 3

Adult Formation Series

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Adult Formation Series
Time: Tuesday, 7:30 PM
  Sacred Architecture: The Creed in Stone, Light and Color presented by Father John Perricone, Iona University.
Oct 4

St. Mary Guild Meeting

Wednesday, 7:00 PM

St. Mary Guild Meeting
Time: Wednesday, 7:00 PM
  Our guest for the evening will be Renee Carlson, who will entertain us with her harmonicas. You are sure to enjoy this fun evening. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!

 

 

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